Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 157 184
Rank change year-on-year +11 +27 +24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 77 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.23% 0.75% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.17% 4.12% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 36 3
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -15.79% +8.57%
10th Percentile £322 £294 £423
90th Percentile £575 £466 £515
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £36.63 £72.09 -
% change year-on-year -49.19% - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,248 972 998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.99% 18.27% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 594 597
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £299
90th Percentile £600 £563 £516
England median daily rate £480 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +1.05% +6.74% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 35 46
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £37.50 £35.25 £34.50
90th Percentile £52.63 £52.50 £51.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +25 44 £425 +21.43% 9
Wiltshire -17 18 £456 +7.35%
Somerset -10 7 £500 +26.58% 2
Devon - 6 £314 - 1
Dorset -3 1 £353 -9.03% 1
Gloucestershire -19 1 £425 +17.24% 3
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 51 (66.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (61.04%) .NET
3 46 (59.74%) C#
4 42 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
7 29 (37.66%) DevOps
8 27 (35.06%) CRM
8 27 (35.06%) Dynamics CRM
9 26 (33.77%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (33.77%) SQL
9 26 (33.77%) Dynamics 365
10 25 (32.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (32.47%) Scrum
11 23 (29.87%) Finance
11 23 (29.87%) .NET Core
12 22 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
13 21 (27.27%) SAP
13 21 (27.27%) User Stories
14 20 (25.97%) RESTful
14 20 (25.97%) Programme Management
15 19 (24.68%) Manufacturing
15 19 (24.68%) Electronics
15 19 (24.68%) Telecoms
15 19 (24.68%) HTML
15 19 (24.68%) Digital Marketing
15 19 (24.68%) Marketing
16 18 (23.38%) Visual Studio
16 18 (23.38%) XML

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (35.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.30%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 51 (66.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (33.77%) Dynamics 365
3 22 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (14.29%) Azure Functions
4 11 (14.29%) Serverless
5 6 (7.79%) Power Platform
6 4 (5.19%) PaaS
7 3 (3.90%) IaaS
8 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.79%) Power BI
4 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.60%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (23.38%) Visual Studio
2 11 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (12.99%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.19%) ERwin
5 3 (3.90%) JIRA
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 19 (24.68%) Electronics
2 19 (24.68%) Manufacturing
2 19 (24.68%) Marketing
2 19 (24.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Legal
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (50.65%) Developer
2 21 (27.27%) CRM Developer
3 20 (25.97%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 19 (24.68%) Analyst
5 14 (18.18%) C# Developer
6 13 (16.88%) Azure Developer
7 10 (12.99%) Development Analyst
7 10 (12.99%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Administrator
8 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (5.19%) .NET Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Data Modeller
9 4 (5.19%) React Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.19%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.90%) Azure DevOps
10 3 (3.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Azure Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Designer
10 3 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (61.04%) .NET
2 25 (32.47%) ASP.NET Web API
3 23 (29.87%) .NET Core
4 20 (25.97%) RESTful
5 19 (24.68%) HTML
6 18 (23.38%) XML
7 16 (20.78%) WCF
8 14 (18.18%) CSS
9 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET
10 10 (12.99%) JSON
11 9 (11.69%) REST
12 7 (9.09%) jQuery
12 7 (9.09%) React
12 7 (9.09%) Web Services
12 7 (9.09%) XSL
13 6 (7.79%) Redux
13 6 (7.79%) Sass
14 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
15 2 (2.60%) ATL
15 2 (2.60%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Windows
1 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.66%) DevOps
3 27 (35.06%) CRM
4 26 (33.77%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (32.47%) Scrum
6 21 (27.27%) User Stories
7 20 (25.97%) Programme Management
8 19 (24.68%) Digital Marketing
9 18 (23.38%) Workflow
10 17 (22.08%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (20.78%) B2C
12 11 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (12.99%) SDLC
13 10 (12.99%) TDD
13 10 (12.99%) Wireframes
14 9 (11.69%) Decision-Making
14 9 (11.69%) Informatics
15 8 (10.39%) Kanban
16 7 (9.09%) Computer Science
16 7 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 46 (59.74%) C#
2 26 (33.77%) SQL
3 17 (22.08%) T-SQL
4 16 (20.78%) TypeScript
5 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) CISA
4 2 (2.60%) CISM
4 2 (2.60%) ISEB
4 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) PMO
2 3 (3.90%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.90%) QA
3 2 (2.60%) GDPR
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.27%) SAP
3 4 (5.19%) IBM
4 2 (2.60%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards